Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great way to turn unwanted bread scraps into a useful ingredient, with variations for making dry bread crumbs. Cook time is for the dry bread crumbs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ounce bread, 1 sandwich bread, without added flavorings, or
  • 1 roll, without added flavorings

Directions

  1. Tear 1 small roll or 1 slice of bread at a time into a blender.
  2. Cover. Turn blender on and off repeatedly until bread is torn into light, uniform crumbs.
  3. Or put bread on a cutting board and use fork tines to tear off crumbs.
  4. Put crumbs into a plastic bag and toss to mix.
  5. Press air from bag; close and freeze.
  6. One (1-ounce) bread slice makes about 1/2 cup lightly packed crumbs.
  7. Dry Breadcrumbs:.
  8. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius).
  9. Spread soft bread crumbs in a thin layer on a shallow baking sheet.
  10. Dry in oven 30 minutes.
  11. Cool.
  12. Spread crumbs out in an open plastic bag; crush with a rolling pin.
  13. 1/2 cup lightly packed soft breadcrumbs makes about 3 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great outcome! Had leftover bread to use. I used a food processor and blended bread with some parsley which I needed for a recipe. (Hence why the photo may be a little green.) Then I made more using just bread without parsley, which I have used to freeze. Thanks Deb......Nobody could go wrong with this one

5 5

This is one of those basic core recipes that I use all the time. This method produces perfect soft and dry bread crumbs. Thanks

5 5

Who knew making bread crumbs homemade was THIS easy???? Wow! I made the dry crumb option, and I used the heavenly garlic bread from our local italian joint - pure heaven! Thanks so much for sharing this, Deb! Made for Zaar Stars.